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Rome: Skip-the-Line Tour to Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill

1. Rome: Skip-the-Line Tour to Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill

Skip the line with a guide on this highlights tour of the Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill. Enter the Colosseum through a dedicated group entrance. Follow in the footsteps of gladiators and see the monument from a 360° panoramic vantage point. Imagine what it was like to see 50,000 blood-thirsty spectators with help of your guide. Visit the Forum and walk around several important ancient Roman government buildings. Take a step into the past at the Forum Magnum, which was once a bustling marketplace. Learn more about the ancient Roman culture and picture how they lived. Go up Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome. Experience the most ancient place in the city, situated 40 meters above the Roman Forum. Marvel at the view of the Circus Maximus.

Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour

2. Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour

Explore the most famous amphitheater in the world on this guided tour. Enter the Colosseum with skip-the-line tickets and learn its incredible history. With your guide, walk on Palatine Hill and through the Roman Forum to see the most iconic monuments of Ancient Rome. Start your tour by admiring the outside of the Colosseum. Listen as your guide explains the history of the monument over the centuries. Enter the Amphitheater, through a security check, and discover the spectacular activities that took place inside it. Then, visit the first floor and admire the interior.  Take a moment to stop in front of the imposing Arch of Constantine as your guide describes its history and most significant features. Walk on the ancient Via Sacra to reach the entrance to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. After the security check, admire the Arch of Titus up close. Continue with the tour of Palatine Hill, where the remains of the oldest settlement in the city are. Visit some of the most significant imperial residences: the Palatine Stadium, the Domus Augustana, and the Domus Flavia. Next, go down to the valley that hosts the Roman Forum. Along the Via Sacra, discover the magnificence of the Basilica of Maxentius, the bronze door of the temple of Romulus, the curious suspended door of the temple of Antoninus and Faustina, the temple, and the house of the Vestals. Finally, arrive in the central area of the Roman Forum, which over the centuries has become the political, religious, economic, legal center, and square of the ancient city. Here, admire and learn about the Curia, the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Tabularium, the temple of Saturn, and more.

Rome: Colosseum Arena Guided Tour, Forum & Palatine Option

3. Rome: Colosseum Arena Guided Tour, Forum & Palatine Option

Enjoy a full immersion in Ancient Rome’s history with an expert live guide during a walk through the ruins of the archeological area of the Roman Forum and Palatine hill and marvel at the largest amphitheater built during the Roman Empire — the Colosseum. Learn about the culture, religion, and everyday life of the Romans while walking through what the Romans called the Sacred Road inside the Roman Forum, the street where the temples were standing, and see the ruins of the temple of Cesare and of the temple of Saturn, as well as many others. Have your tour guide bring to life the Roman Forum as you stroll through its ruins such as basilicas, arches, and statues, as it's believed that it was a marketplace for everyday shopping and then developed to be the setting for many public events. Climb on top of the Palatine Hill and see with your own eyes the ruins of the Imperial Palaces and let your guide take you to the terrace with one of the most breathtaking views of the Roman Forum. Visit the first and second level of one of the oldest stadiums still standing and let your guide make you feel like one of the spectators of the ancient fights that took place in the Colosseum. Get the exclusive chance to walk through the Gladiator’s entrance and feel like a gladiator yourself while standing on the reconstructed stage of the Arena as the guide tells you all about the Lions, fights, and games that took place almost 2000 years ago. While on the Arena enjoy the overview of the underground and have your tour guide tell you everything about the inner workings of the Colosseum and its games.

Rome: Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access

4. Rome: Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Access

Begin your guided walking tour outside the magnificent Colosseum. Skip the long queues as you enter the impressive amphitheater. Dive into the history of Ancient Rome, as your entertaining guide teaches you all about Roman history, architecture, and archaeological facts. Take some time to explore the almost 2000-year-old monument at your own pace. Carry on to the Roman Forum. See the historic area that was once the center of all political, social, and economic life in the 'Eternal City. Explore the ancient ruins in your own time. Visit Palatine Hill, one of the most ancient parts of the city of Rome, believed to be the location of the cave, where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf. Capture gorgeous, panoramic shots of the Colosseum and the city itself, from this iconic point.

The Roman Forum: An Immersive Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. The Roman Forum: An Immersive Self-Guided Audio Tour

Please Note: Entry into the Forum is not included in the price of this audio tour. You'll need to purchase entry tickets separately, and it's best to do this ahead of time to avoid disappointment. The Roman Forum is a treasure chest filled with history. Long a gathering place for the Roman tribes, the forum evolved with the city to become its seat of government. This process started 2700 years ago and continued for over a millennium. Through the ups and downs of all these years, buildings were destroyed and replaced, turning the forum into a temporally eclectic museum, where artefacts from prehistory are found beside Renaissance palaces. Join writer and historian Michael Anderson in imagining the passage of time here, where Caesar was assassinated and Cicero made speeches that echo through to the present. He'll connect you to the successes and failures of Rome, which is also a way of connecting with the with the civilizations that have inherited its culture.

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

6. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

Skip the line to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on this guided walking tour. Learn all about the history of these iconic attractions from your expert guide. Visit the Colosseum, admire the vast building from every angle, notice where the building has crumbled from past earthquakes, and tread in the footsteps of ancient Romans. Walk up to Palatine Hill and take in breathtaking views of the ruins from above. Upon entering Palatine Hill, you'll see the House of Augustus and witness a wide collection of frescoes that would give you a deeper insight into Ancient Rome and its rulers. Explore the Roman Forum, a place that used to be the site of triumphal processions and elections and the venue for public speeches in ancient Rome. See the Temple of Romulus, an architectural wonder located within the Roman Forum. Hear fascinating stories about these sites from your tour guide.

Rome: Colosseum, Forum & Palatino Fast Track Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum, Forum & Palatino Fast Track Tour

Enjoy an unforgettable half-day tour visiting the most important monuments of the ancient Rome. First, skip the long lines to visit the Colosseum, the greatest arena of the Roman Republic, and the largest amphitheater ever built. Next, explore the heart of public life at the time of the Imperial Forum. Your guide will point out the main monuments, such as the Tabularium, the Temple of Concord and Saturn, and the Basilica of Maxentius. During this tour you will discover Palatine Hill, the oldest part of Rome where, according to the legend, Romulus founded the city after slaying his brother Remus.

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What people are saying about Tabularium

Overall rating

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based on 5,982 reviews

our tour guide was incredible! a funny, interesting, kind man from rome who knew tons about the city and was eager to share his knowledge. the headsets we were provided with helped tremendously, as i’ve been in tours where you have to stand really close to the guide to understand them. this way, he could talk to us without us having to be right on his heels. i absolutely love guided tours as i’m a bit of a history nut and this tour was perfect. definitely recommend :)

Our guide Radu was loud, clear and very funny. Super enjoyable and the walking was easy. The stairs were a little steep but easy to complete.

The tour guide was one of a kind, Humorous, informative but most importantly he showed interest in his field of work! Highly Recommended.

Elizabeth was great! She was so informative and really funny :) we had such a great time, and we highly recommend the tour.

Fantastic guide! made the tour all fun and interesting. Knowledgeable and witty. impeccable English too.